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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Taking a quick look at Todd McShay's first Mock Draft

ESPN's Draft dipshit Todd McShay released his latest NFL Draft 2011 mock draft yesterday and surprisingly he didn't have Jake Locker going #1. I say surprisingly because McShay had Locker's cock firmly in grip within the back of his throat for the past two seasons. I guess now he has seen what most of college football already knew: Locker is more average than great. Here is a look at his first round with some random thoughts from me.

1. Carolina Panthers
Record: 2-14
Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson*
My take: Makes sense with none of the quarterbacks this year being close to sure things. Bowers is a Julius Peppers clone and should start right away.

2. Denver Broncos
Record: 4-12
Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn*
My take: Fairley is either going to be a great NFL player or a complete bust. He came out of nowhere to dominate last season. The Broncos need help in the trenches so the pick makes sense but I don't think anybody should expect Fairley to be the next Suh.

3. Buffalo Bills
Record: 4-12
Von Miller, OLB, Texas AM
My take: This makes perfect sense for the Bills. Draft a late first round guy like Miller at the #3 overall slot. Fucking Canadians.

4. Cincinnati Bengals
Record: 4-12
A.J. Green, WR, Georgia*
My take: Green is the best wide receiver to come out since Calvin Johnson. With Carson Palmer gone though they might take Blaine Gabbert here.

5. Arizona Cardinals
Record: 5-11
Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
My take: I don't really see the fascination with Gabbert but what the fuck do I know. The Cardinals desperately need a QB and Gabbert appears to be the clear front runner in a rather pedestrian QB class.

6. Cleveland Browns
Record: 5-11
Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama*
My take: I think Dareus is going to be a good pro. I could see him making the Pro Bowl a few times.

7. San Francisco 49ers
Record: 6-10
Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU*
My take: If Peterson lasts this long I would be shocked. He might be the best talent in this draft regardless of position. This pick would be similar to when they got Patrick Willis or the Ravens got Ray Lewis. There is no reason they should drop out of the top 5 and Peterson is one of those guys.

8. Tennessee Titans
Record: 6-10
Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
My take: Personally I think Prince is overrated. I've seen him get torched too many times in college to not think he will be anything special in the NFL.

9. Dallas Cowboys
Record: 6-10
J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin*
My take: Watt is good but I would rather have Ryan Kerrigan. Rumors are floating the Cowboys might trade Dez Bryant so don't be shocked if they move up or down from this spot.

10. Washington Redskins
Record: 6-10
Cam Newton, QB, Auburn*
My take: Like Fairley I think Cam is either going to be a stud or a bust. If I'm the Redskins I'm willing to take the chance here on Cam. You might catch lightning in a bottle.

11. Houston Texans
Record: 6-10
Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
My take: Who?

12. Minnesota Vikings
Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina*
My take: I love this pick. I think Quinn would be great working on the opposite side of Jared Allen.

13. Detroit Lions
Record: 6-10
Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
My take: How does Colorado have two first round guys yet still suck balls? It might be a good idea to protect Stafford.

14. St. Louis Rams
Record: 7-9
Julio Jones, WR, Alabama*
My take: Wide receivers drafted in the first round have the greatest bust ratio. Julio could keep that tradition going but he is worth the risk for the Rams since their receivers are terrible.

15. Miami Dolphins
Record: 7-9
Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama*
My take: Ingram is a solid back but don't the Dolphins already have Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams?

16. Jacksonville Jaguars
Record: 8-8
Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
My take: Had a disappointing senior season but has the potential to be a star in the NFL.

17. New England Patriots (from Oakland)
Record: 14-2
Cameron Jordan, DE, California
My take: I think the Patriots go RB here especially if Mark Ingram is available.

18. San Diego Chargers
Record: 9-7
Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri*
My take: Not really familiar with Smith so I can't say much.

19. New York Giants
Record: 10-6
Tyron Smith, OT, USC*
My take: Giants need offensive line help so this pick makes sense.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Record: 10-6
Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue*
My take: Besides Peterson this might be the steal of the draft. Kerrigan is a top 10 player in my opinion.

21. Kansas City Chiefs
Record: 10-6
Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA*
My take: Ayers is a very good player and was the lone bright spot on UCLA last season. I like this pick.

22. Indianapolis Colts
Record: 10-6
Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
My take: Big guy who didn't impress when I saw him live.

23. Philadelphia Eagles
Record: 10-6
Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
My take: Meh.

24. New Orleans Saints
Record: 11-5
Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia*
My take: A lot of potential here in Houston for the Saints. Personally I would like to see him dip to the Falcons.

25. Seattle Seahawks
Record: 7-9
Jake Locker, QB, Washington
My take: Pete Carroll can't be this stupid? Right? Anyone?

26. Baltimore Ravens
Record: 12-4
Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky*
My take: I like Cobb but I think if they take a receiver they go local and take Torrey Smith out of Maryland. Cobb is a bigger play guy though. With that being said the Ravens will probably draft a defensive player.

27. Atlanta Falcons
Record: 13-3
Mike Pouncey, C/G, Florida
My take: If he is as good as his twin I have no problem with this pick. The Falcons need defensive help though so I would love to see them get somebody for the front 7 here.

28. New England Patriots
Record: 14-2
Dan Watkins, G, Baylor
My take: No fucking clue.

29. Chicago Bears
Record: 11-5
Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois*
My take: Great pick. Liuget is going to be a good one for the Bears.

30. New York Jets
Record: 11-5
Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor
My take: I don't see the Jets taking Taylor this high.

31. Pittsburgh Steelers
Record: 12-4
Benjamin Ijalana, OT, Villanova
My take: Never seen him play.

32. Green Bay Packers
Record: 12-4
Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple*
My take: Same as above.

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